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Lawful Violence

Lawful Violence

A Feature film by Serge Leroy

Produced by Stephan-Films

Release in France : 07/09/1982


    A man is left grieving for his dead family after they were shot down in a train station, innocent bystanders to a robbery gone wrong. They were never vindicated since the police seem unable (if not reluctant) to solve the case. Driven in part because he survived and they did not, and frustrated with the inept police, the man starts his own investigation with the aid of a right-wing organization that advocates citizens' militias. He discovers that a woman who also survived the train-station massacre has a brother with blood on his hands -- he is clearly the mastermind behind the "robbery" killings -- staged to effect the politically-motivated assassination of one particular man. He and the woman join ranks to bring the brother to justice, but soon they themselves are being hunted down because they know too much. The right-wing group comes on the scene again, catalyzing a final showdown that seems inevitable from the beginning.

    Actors (30)

    Production and distribution (4)

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    Tamasa Distribution

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    Kuiv Productions, Farena Films, Filmédis, Cinédia Films

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    Full credits (18)

    Executive Producers :

    Véra Belmont, Michel Rotman

    Adaptation :

    Richard Morgiève, Pierre Fabre

    Original idea :

    Véra Belmont

    Director of Photography :

    Ramon Suarez

    Sound assistant :

    Sophie Chiabaut

    Production managers :

    Alain Artur, Linda Gutenberg

    Sound editors :

    Isabelle Dedieu, Claire Pinheiro

    Continuity supervisor :

    Catherine Breton

    Costume designer :

    Édith Vesperini

    Assistant directors :

    Alain Maline, Christine Raspillère

    Dialogue Writers :

    Jean-Patrick Manchette, Patrick Laurent, Richard Morgiève, Pierre Fabre

    Screenwriters :

    Jean-Patrick Manchette, Patrick Laurent

    Sound Recordist :

    Bernard Aubouy

    Assistant Operator :

    Daniel Desbois

    Editor :

    François Ceppi

    Assistant editors :

    Dominique Faysse, Olivier Morel

    Music Composer :

    Jean-Marie Sénia

    Sound Mixer :

    Dominique Hennequin

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    Feature film

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    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

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